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Re: [teacherartexchange] borrowing supplies


From: Eileen Ellis (iforget000_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Sun Oct 15 2006 - 18:01:55 PDT


In our school office the secretary keeps basic supplies for the
teachers that are separate from the art teacher supplies. I am in a
private shcool so this should be easier for public school.
Teachers borrow paint from the school NOT THE ART TEACHER. The
secretary is asigned the job of guessing what the teachers might need
for thenext shcool year.Paints in school colors should always be
available. You could always tell the teachers, if they use the paint
you need for a specific lesson then you will have to cancel art clas
until you have those supplies replenished.
That should be effective!
How can you teach without your tools! ? That is what they need to
understand! ART Products are your teacher tools and if they take them
you cannot teach and your students cannot create!


On 10/14/06, Chantal Pinnow <> wrote:
> I am sure this topic has probably been covered before, but I was wondering
> if anyone has a good way to deal with people that want to "borrow" art
> supplies (teachers, clubs, student council, cheerleaders etc.)?
> I should just say no to everybody, but I am such a sucker. A few pieces of
> paper or a little paint here and there add up when everyone asks for them. I
> have thought about pricing things and charging for them. Some things would
> be easy to charge for (paper), but a lot of people want to use paint. If I
> let them use some, how do you charge for that? The other thing is brushes or
> non-consumable items. If a teacher needs a bunch of scissors or colored
> pencils just for one class day, I can see why they would want to borrow them
> and not buy them. Am I being a jerk if I say no?
> I thought about charging a rental fee. I feel like such a pinch-penny. I
> definitely have a large budget compared to the rest of the teachers and
> so-far, the amount being borrowed isn't going to break me. It is just the
> principle of the thing. That money is for art class and it is not being used
> for art class.
> I halfway thought about telling the teachers that borrow stuff that they had
> to give me all their whiteboard markers as payment. Maybe then they would
> realize it comes out of my budget since that comes out of their budget.-ha
> Sorry, for the rant. It is pep-rally day, and I have been hit up for
> supplies one too many times today.
> Chantal
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